[on-set, awn-] /ˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-/
a beginning or start:
the onset of winter.
an assault or attack:
an onset of the enemy.
Phonetics. the segment of a syllable preceding the nucleus, as the gr in great.
Compare (def 5), 1 (def 14).
an attack; assault
a start; beginning
1530s, “attack, assault,” from on + set (n.); cf. to set (something) on (someone). Weaker sense of “beginning, start” first recorded 1560s. Figurative use in reference to a calamity, disease, etc. is from 1580s.
onset on·set (ŏn’sět’)
A beginning; a start, as of a cold.
[on-shawr, -shohr, awn-] /ˈɒnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɔn-/ adverb 1. onto or in the direction of the from a body of water: a breeze blowing onshore. 2. in or a body of water, close to or parallel with the : to sail a boat onshore. 3. land, especially within the area adjoining a port; ashore: to land […]
/ˈɒnˌʃɔːrɪŋ/ noun 1. the practice of employing white-collar workers from abroad
[on-sahyd, awn-] /ˈɒnˈsaɪd, ˈɔn-/ adjective, adverb, Sports. 1. not offside; being within the prescribed line or area at the beginning of or during play or a play. /ˌɒnˈsaɪd/ adjective, adverb 1. (sport) (of a player) in a legal position, as when behind the ball or with a required number of opponents between oneself and the […]
noun, Football. 1. a kickoff deliberately kicked a short distance in an attempt by the kicking team to regain possession of the ball by recovering it after it has traveled forward the legally required distance of 10 yards, beyond the 50-yard line.